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Moto G 2 leaked with specs outline

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Moto G 2 leaked with specs outline

The Motorola Moto G 2 has been leaked with a brief specs outline, giving us a first look at what we can expect from the device.

Motorola’s original Moto G, which just got refreshed with 4G and a microSD slot, has been a fantastic success for the company.

The £160 phone is well-known for offering decent specs, a 720p HD display on a reasonable budget, and has been one of the company’s best-selling handsets.

Now, the Moto G successor has reared its head, with a purported specs bump and price drop to boot.

Apparently the Moto G 2 will still have a 1280 x 720p HD display, but there’s no word on whether it’ll retain the 4.5-inch size. Although the majority of phones have a full 1080p HD display, and the LG G3 has a stunning QHD 2560 x 1440p display, the 720p HD resolution will be a key factor in Motorola keeping the cost of the Moto G 2 down.

That 720p HD display will be running on an upgraded quad-core ARM V7 processor and offer an Adreno 305 GPU for graphics. The current Moto G has a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (ARM A7) with 1GB of RAM.

There currently isn’t any information on the amount of RAM, battery size, or internal memory options for the Moto G 2.

However, an AndroidCommunity source did say it would have an 8-megapixel rear camera and offer dual-SIM functionality for selected regions.

As you can see in the image above, which was sent through along with the information on specs, the Moto G 2 looks very similar to its predecessor but seems to feature dual front-facing speakers.

The rumours suggest the Moto G 2 could arrive with a sub-$100 price tag (£60), but we'd be very suprised if it could get quite that cheap.

There’s no word on when Motorola will launch the Moto G 2, but seeing as the 4G Moto G was only launched in June here in the UK, we could be in for a little wait yet. Reports suggest it could be released around Christmas time or early 2015.

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Prem Desai

July 21, 2014, 11:09 am

The original Moto G was a triumph in terms of spec and usability. Whilst it doesn't excel in anything, it does everything very well.

I don't care too much about 720 or 1080 resolution on a screen this size. You need to see them side by side to truly appreciate the difference. The higher resolution adds cost (considerable), is more fragile and uses more power.

The Moto G is going to be a hard act to follow.

On a different note, why are the dual sim phones reserved for the Asian market?


July 21, 2014, 2:23 pm

So not much is know about "it".
Might even be an X Mini :-)

Prem raised a pertinent question.
I believe the answer is twofold, the carriers here don't want them and there may be a more assured demand/market in India, (for instance).
I have a back-up dual simmer and it has often proved very convenient in not having to cart two phones around.
One of the problems with them though is that for the most part they are usually lower specced, especially memory.

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